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He never gave up on me: Bipasha Basu

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 01, 2012
First Published: 14:54 IST(1/12/2012) | Last Updated: 14:56 IST(1/12/2012)
Bipasha Basu seems to have developed a taste for scary films. After Raaz 3, she is now busy filming what she calls a “supernatural psychological thriller” titled Aatma. Incidentally, how Bipasha bagged the film makes for an interesting story: the director, Suparn Varma, was one of the first journalists who had interviewed the actor when she was establishing herself as a model.

“Suparn was one of the first people who did an interview with me when I was a model,” Bipasha says with a laugh. “At that time, I had won the Ford Supermodel contest and he was a journalist. He has offered me all his films till date. There’s a funny story about how I agreed for the film.”

The Raaz 3 actor reveals that she had refused Suparn’s last film on Valentine’s Day in 2009.

“Before that, he had sent me a really cute bag as a gift and I felt very guilty to refuse him that time. So this time around, when he wanted to narrate the script, it was out of sheer guilt that I met him. I wasn’t expecting much but he just blew me away with the script and my character. He is so persistent that he never gave up on me. And it’s been going on for six-seven years at least,” says Bipasha with a laugh.

So, is Aatma going to be on the lines of Raaz 3?
“There’s definitely an element of fear involved. But there’s no similarity between Raaz 3 and Aatma. Whatever we have filmed has turned out better than what there was on paper. It will see me in one of my strongest roles,” she says.
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